Home / News / Raw Materials

Raw Materials

Pic: AOC
Luxembourg’s CVC Capital Partners to sell AOC

29th Jul 2021

CVC Capital Partners plans to sell AOC, a producer of specialty resins, to an affiliate of Lone Star Funds. The planned transaction is subject to AOC workers' councils consultation and approval from relevant regulatory authorities. AOC sells specialty products for the automotive, marine, corrosion, construction, and infrastructure segments globally.

Pic: Biesterfeld
US company SCIGRIP, Biesterfeld extend partnership to Italy

15th Jul 2021

US manufacturer SCIGRIP and Biesterfeld have extended strategic partnership to Italy. From September 1, 2021, two-component methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesives which are in demand in the marine, automotive and rail industries, will be available in Italy. The product range is already distributed in Poland, the Baltic states, Germany, France and the UK.

Pic: PR Newswire/CNW Group/AMD Medicom Inc
Canada's Medicom establishing subsidiary for filter material for masks

30th Jun 2021

Quebec-based Medicom Group, a leading manufacturer of surgical and respiratory masks, is establishing a new manufacturing subsidiary - Meltech Innovation Canada - to produce and innovate the inner filter material used in production of surgical, pediatric and N95-type respiratory masks. Canadian government will invest up to $28.99 million on the new...

Pic: Procotex
French company Apply Carbon scaling up recycled C fibres production

28th Jun 2021

Apply Carbon, part of Belgium's Procotex Corporation, is scaling up production of recycled carbon fibres. For this, it is integrating its recently acquired short carbon fibre business of ELG UK with its plant in Plouay, in Brittany, France. Apply Carbon is a leader in the production of sustainable technical fibres such as carbon, para-aramids, and...

Pic: Rextac/Facebook
US’ REXtac, South Korea’s DL Chemical setting up APAO plant

24th Jun 2021

Texas-based REXtac, and DL Chemical of Seoul are together setting up an Amorphous Poly Alpha Olefin manufacturing plant in South Korea, with an investment of $134 million. The APAO hot melt polymer and adhesive is widely used in a variety of areas, including hygiene products, HVAC filters, automotive interiors, and other industrial applications.

Pic: Arkema
French company Arkema to have 10% stake in Erpro 3d Factory

21st Jun 2021

Arkema is investing in Erpro 3d Factory (E3DF), a French company that specialises in large-series additive manufacturing, to get hold of a 10 per cent stake in it. With this Arkema will become a member of the strategic committee of the company, and gain new expertise and accelerate development of new applications for its high-performance polymers.

PX35 is used in automotive and other industries. Pic: Zoltex
Zoltek Mexico to expand carbon fibre production

15th Jun 2021

Zoltek Companies, Inc., the global leader in low-cost industrial grade carbon fibre, is expanding its carbon fibre production capacity to 13,000 MT at the facility located in Guadalajara, Mexico. As a result of this expansion, Zoltek's global production capacity (together with its Hungary facility) of PX35 carbon fibre will increase to 28,000 MT.

Pic: Shutterstock
Tech-Fab Europe hails action against dumped, subsidised GFF

15th Jun 2021

Tech-Fab Europe, the trade association of European Union (EU) producers of glass fibre fabrics (GFF), has welcomed the European Commission’s recent moves to counter circumventing of the existing anti-dumping (AD) and anti-subsidy (AS) measures on EU GFF imports from China and Egypt, which were imposed in April and June last year respectively.

Pic: PR Newswire
Brazilian company Braskem launches 3D filament recycling programme

3rd Jun 2021

Braskem, the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas and leading producer of biopolymers in the world, has launched a new 3D Printing Filament Recycling Programme in partnership with Vartega, a leading recycler of advanced materials including carbon fibre reinforced plastics. The programme opens way for a circular pathway for material re-use.

Follow us